• Shipping/Material Handler

    Posted: 05/30/2021

    Advanced Steel Technology is looking for a Shipping/Materia Handler that will perform a variety of tasks to verify, process and ship finished products to the customer in an accurate, timely manner utilizing the best methods available or as specified by the customer.

    • Performs daily maintenance check of forklift truck to ensure all fluid levels, tire pressure, brakes and lights are operational. 
    • Maintains fuel level in forklift truck filling when necessary using standard procedures.
    • Operates forklift truck as licensed.
    • Operates cranes as necessary following established procedures as trained.
    • Reviews due date control list to determine which parts are required by customer and facilitates parts delivery to shipping in timely manner.
    • Locates required parts and prepares for shipping.
    • Operates banding machine to secure parts onto pallet in prescribed manner. 
    • Checks all paperwork to determine if quantity and part numbers match the customer order.
    • Loads truck (flat bed or van) in the most efficient manner to ensure weight is properly distributed.
    • Processes customer bill and bill of lading following established guidelines.
    • Assists Shipping Supervisor by contacting trucking companies to expedite LTL orders as requested.
    • Communicates with customer for the purpose of answering questions or obtaining information.
    • Maintains files, logs and records as required.
    • Coordinates the work of temporary employees as assigned by Supervisor.
    • Assists with loading incoming shipments and labels materials as required.
    • Maintains good housekeeping standards in assigned area.
    • Performs all duties following established safety procedures and guidelines using assigned safety equipment.
    • Performs other duties as required.
    • Must be familiar with parts numbering system and be able to visually identify parts by number. 
    • Must be able to use computer to enter information and process customer billing and trucking bills of lading. 
    • Requires a knowledge of Department of Transportation regulations. 
    • Requires skill in use of cranes, forklift, and normal office equipment such as copier, fax, and scanner.
    • Must be able to read and interpret production schedules, customer orders, shipping documents and instructions.
    • Requires the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. 
    • Must be licensed or certified to operate a forklift and overhead crane.
    • High school diploma, GED, or the equivalent combination of education and work experience is required to possess the skill to perform the job. 
    • Up to three months’ work experience is required to become proficient in most phases of the job.
    • Job requires the use of initiative and judgment to establish priorities of work to meet changing situations and to evaluate parts requirements which vary by customer and finished product in order to assure the timely and accurate delivery of parts.
    • Guidelines are broad, requiring interpretation and exercise of some planning to complete tasks efficiently.
    • Physical effort required is heavy on occasion as parts/materials are handled in loading and unloading of bins, pallets, or trucks (up to 50 pounds). 
    • Visual effort is moderate but requires ability to distinguish parts and material by part number and quantity. 
    • Mental effort is required to assure proper entry of material/parts onto forms or into computer.  Must lift, bend, stoop, push, walk, have good hand/eye/foot coordination. 
    • Must use care and observe safe practices in use of cranes and forklifts. 
    • Careless operation could result in severe damage to machinery.
    • Careless handling, improper loading or erroneous entries into computer control records could result in temporary loss of materials, inaccurate deliveries to customers with consequent loss of parts or customer dissatisfaction. 
    • Most errors would be detected during the normal flow of work. 
    • Improper handling could also damage finished parts or packaging resulting in a loss of revenue for the company.
    • Regular entry into or passage through production areas requires the use of eye and ear protection as well as the use of safety shoes.
    • Subject to possible back strain and abrasions in the handling of heavy parts or containers.  Following established safety procedures would reduce the likelihood of accidents.
    • Responsible for safe operation of material handling equipment where carelessness could result in injury to self or others.
    • The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Exposed to various environments inside a metal fabricating operation including machine noise, dust and odors and outside seasonal weather conditions which can be extreme at times.
     The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.  AST reserves the right to modify this job description at any time.